Job Summary: The Department of Family Medicine and Community health is seeking a Research Project Coordinator for primary support a project that uses qualitative data (audio- and video-recordings and transcripts of those recordings) to examine how primary care providers’ communicate about racism as a health risk factor with their Black patients. Dr. Cunningham’s work is informed by critical race theory and focuses on the ways in which racism impacts health. This incumbent will play a leadership role in the overall project management, disseminating results, and managing strong and regular communication with and between the academic team and community partners. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for designing and implementing qualitative data collection for program assessment and producing journal manuscripts and conference presentations.
Position Responsibilities: Project Management and Communication:
Cultivate networks within local Black communities.
Facilitate communication across our team, comprised of academic and community partners.
Ensure the overall project schedule and planning align the resources when and where needed to meet deliverables.
Maintain and strengthen systems to ensure high-quality data collection and high rates of participant retention.
Manage and monitor study budget and needs, including contracts/invoicing.
Initiate contacts with community partners to assist with dissemination.
Assist with training and supervision of student workers.
Responsible for all aspects of data collection and management.
Responsible for running our contingency management program for empowering patients to stay active in treatment for their substance use disorder.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: • BA/BS in sociology, public health, or related field, with at least 4 full time years of experience or an advanced degree plus 2 full time years of experience, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 8 full time years; must include 2 years of research experience.. • Ability to independently conduct exhaustive literature reviews and independently write scientific journal articles that are ready to be submitted to professional, peer-reviewed journals. • Expertise in research project design and implementation. • Experience with developing and evaluating processes for participant recruitment and retention. • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational, planning and problem-solving skills. • Ability to work both independently and as leader of a team. • Demonstrated ability to lead projects, set and maintain deadlines, and prioritize assignments. • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. • Experience in creating conference presentations/posters and preparing detail-oriented reports to grant funders (involving quantitative data analysis and report writing). • Demonstrated ability to take initiative in project management. • Ability to explore and initiate partnerships with community partners, connect our research team with other organizations working in this area, explore possible collaboration, facilitate communication and teamwork, and strengthen synergy among working groups. • Expertise in qualitative research methods, including study design, data collection (e.g., focus groups), data analysis, report/manuscript writing of qualitative projects.
Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s Degree or PhD in sociology, public health, or a related discipline. • Experience working in a primary care setting. • Expertise in managing large budgets, involving numerous stakeholders and research team members. • Experience working on a multi-disciplinary, ethnically diverse team and in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships across cultural differences • Experience with participant recruitment and/or outreach into local Black communities • Certification in project management
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